Canning Cookbook Loves

It’s summer, which means I’m in the thick of canning season. It’s been a few years since I was able to have a full summer of preserving since we moved so much between 2017 and 2018. This year I was a bit slow to start, but now my pile of sealed jars grows each weekend […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Wine Bars of Tbilisi

Well, it’s that time again. This month I’m bringing you a special edition of Restaurant Roundup, focused on my favorite wine bars and shops. This has been a long time coming, and is inspired by this very consistent conversation: Me/Sean/Both of Us: Oh! We found this wine at WineMe. Them: What’s WineMe…? Me/Sean/Both of Us: […]

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Sam Raan Spa

As a collective, Sean and I are a mixed bag when it comes to self-care. We are both extroverted introverts, so we are both quite good at recognizing when we need to disconnect from the world and relax. It’s very much required in the Foreign Service lifestyle if you ask me. But sometimes it goes […]

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Borjomi

It seems we are trying to pack in as much traveling as possible this month, even if that means we are only gone for about 24 hours at a time. Makes sense, seeing as 1) this country is amazingly beautiful and fun, and 2) we are missing out on a month of travel opportunity since […]

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Georgia: One Year In

June 30, 2019, was my one year anniversary of moving to Georgia. I can’t believe it went by so quickly. The last time I wrote about being in a post for one year I talked about Culture Shock and how much we were still struggling to find our footing. This time it’s a completely different […]

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My First Trip to Mtskheta

Mtskheta is located so close to our neighborhood in Tbilisi that it’s astounding to me that my first trip to this intriuging little town only occurred last weekend. I haven’t even been to Mtskheta on accident – which is very possible; if you miss the last U-turn on the highway going north, you have no […]

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My IUD Removal Experience

Before I get into this story – that I think is very funny – allow me to offer these two brief disclaimers: Just because I got my IUD removed, does not mean we are trying to have children at the moment. It was five years old and needed to come out. If you have opinions […]

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Two Weeks of Eating in America

I’m back! I took last week off – sort of intentionally, sort of unintentionally – because I spent the previous two weeks in Denver for my Annual Meeting and then a besties reunion. I did manage to blog a bit while I was working at the conference, but when my friends were in town I […]

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Book Review: Vagabonding

I worry I approached this book with a fair amount of prejudice. For one, I don’t like self-help books and this one sort of falls into that category. For another, Sean is obsessed with Tim Ferris, and I tend to roll my eyes heartily every time he starts a sentence with “Tim Ferris said…” or […]

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My Favorite 2019 Annual Meeting Stress Dream

I leave tomorrow for Denver and ACHA 2019. This will be my fifth annual meeting with ACHA, and this year has been absolutely bat shit crazy. We’ve had just anomaly after anomaly happen to us in the last month; including the printer deciding not to work for a full week before the truck. Like that […]

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